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Lawrie Holmes, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 containing interviews that focus on hunting, trapping, poaching, and recreational fishing. There are 123 series in NAFOH that relate to the topic, but 18 belong solely to this collection.


  • Creation: 1959-2008

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2971 Lawrie Holmes, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, October 19, 1963, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Holmes tells a variety of stories about Jones Tracy, including squash seeds big as snowshoes; Jones shoots deer around curve of mountain by bending rifle barrel; mosquitoes and the kettle. Also talks about muzzle loaders and hunting deer on Mount Desert Island; book on folk medicine; Ben Bordeaux’s origin; and poaching. One of a series of interviews conducted by Richard Lunt in 1963 and 1964 which served as the basis for Lunt’s University of Maine M.A. thesis. Some material was also published as “Jones Tracy: Tall Tale Teller from Mount Desert Island” (Northeast Folklore, Vol. X). Text: 1 pp. index Recording: mfc_na2971_t0237_01 (side one)

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States